How to Build Out Your Wedding Photo Booth
15 Oct 2020 •3 min read
Photo booths are all the rage at weddings. It's a fun way for your guests to have a little timepiece of your very special day! But how do you make the photo booth at your wedding stand out? We've put together a list of ideas from top experts in the events industry to make sure yours is a show stopper!
“Whether you are renting from a company or creating your own photo booth space, this is your chance to extend your colors, decor, and vibe into a space to complement your whole look! Think of it as a space to run parallel to your tablescapes, lighting, and ambiance.” - Danielle Aspromatis, Owner, D'Luxe Events
“A photo booth is a great way to engage your guests throughout your wedding and for them to leave and take something memorable! An enticing backdrop always provides for the best photo experience, so we recommend leaning into the venue or repurposing an installation—your ceremony arch is always a good one! Prompt guests with custom signage to snap photos on their own devices or provide an instant camera so they can snap a photo and leave a photo!” — HoneyFitz Events
“I think that this particular part of a wedding should completely reflect the couple. It's such a fun way to gift your guests with a lifetime memory as well as include the photos as their ‘wedding favor.’ I have seen some photo booths in my ten years as a wedding photographer that were great DIY booths, but one favorite, in particular, was at one of the best wedding venues in Amador, California—Amador Cellars—with @ourdiylove.
The vintage revamped trailer, the florals, every prop thought of—it was so fun!” – Kimberlee Brooke Thomas, Owner of Kimberlee Brooke Photography
“As an event planner, one of my favorite things to repurpose is the ceremony backdrop as a photo booth backdrop! The ceremony backdrop is used for such a brief amount of time that it’s a major bonus to be able to give it new life—and what’s better than a photo booth? Then, all of your guests can have photos in front of your beautiful wedding backdrop as well! Your budget also benefits! It’s a win-win.” – Brooke Avishay of Orange Blossom Special Events
“Another option we love to suggest is creating a photo lounge—complete with a sofa, armchairs, and side tables—to create an ambient photo booth setup. It gives your guests an opportunity to strike their best pose and maximize the number of guests who can fit in a photo! Add a custom neon sign for an extra cool bonus!” – Brooke Avishay of Orange Blossom Special Events
“Style a mini photoshoot for your guests complete with a wallpaper backdrop, carefully curated furnishings, props, and decor. For this luxe photo station, we had a dedicated photographer who helped style each photo pending the number of people in the shot. Guests received their edited professional prints right at the event!” – Erin Sprinkel, Co-Owner of Sterling Social
With these creative and fun ideas, you've got all the inspo you need to upgrade your wedding photo booth. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
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